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Also Known As: David Lawrence Schwimmer Died:
Born: November 2, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actor, playwright, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

S'étant transformé du jour au lendemain de relatif inconnu à star, l'acteur David Schwimmer est devenu célèbre à la télévision grâce à l'immense succès de "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), qui reste l'une des sitcoms les plus populaires et réussies jamais produites. Dans le rôle de Ross Geller, le paléontologue geek et romantique au c¿ur brisé parmi un groupe d'amis dans leur vingtaine cherchant leur voie, Schwimmer s'est attiré les faveurs du public. Les téléspectateurs sont restés subjugués par sa relation inconstante avec Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), l'aspect le plus controversé de toute l'émission. Bien qu'il soit devenu très populaire grâce à celle-ci, Schwimmer s'est battu comme tous ses partenaires - sauf Aniston - pour remporter le même succès au cinéma. Si l'acteur a tenu des rôles de soutien dans "L'élève doué" (1998) et prêté sa voix au personnage du film d'animation à succès, "Madagascar" (2005), il a toujours eu du mal à réellement s'établir en dehors de "Friends." Il a cependant dirigé une comédie noire indépendante appréciée, "Cours toujours Dennis" (2007), laissant présager un avenir non pas devant, mais derrière la caméra.

S'étant transformé du jour au lendemain de relatif inconnu à star, l'acteur David Schwimmer est devenu célèbre à la télévision grâce à l'immense succès de "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), qui reste l'une des sitcoms les plus populaires et réussies jamais produites. Dans le rôle de Ross Geller, le paléontologue geek et romantique au c¿ur brisé parmi un groupe d'amis dans leur vingtaine cherchant leur voie, Schwimmer s'est attiré les faveurs du public. Les téléspectateurs sont restés subjugués par sa relation inconstante avec Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), l'aspect le plus controversé de toute l'émission. Bien qu'il soit devenu très populaire grâce à celle-ci, Schwimmer s'est battu comme tous ses partenaires - sauf Aniston - pour remporter le même succès au cinéma. Si l'acteur a tenu des rôles de soutien dans "L'élève doué" (1998) et prêté sa voix au personnage du film d'animation à succès, "Madagascar" (2005), il a toujours eu du mal à réellement s'établir en dehors de "Friends." Il a cependant dirigé une comédie noire indépendante appréciée, "Cours toujours Dennis" (2007), laissant présager un avenir non pas devant, mais derrière la caméra.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Trust (2010)
3.
  Since You've Been Gone (1998) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Iceman, The (2012)
2.
 John Carter (2012)
5.
6.
 Big Nothing (2007)
7.
 Duane Hopwood (2005)
8.
 Hotel (2001) Jonathan Danderfine
9.
 Picking Up the Pieces (2000) Father Leo Jerome
10.
 Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) Frank Martin
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Milestones close milestones

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After six months in L.A., returned to Chicago to work in theater
1994:
Made debut as a TV series regular on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Monty"
2004:
Directed episodes of the "Friends" spinoff "Joey" (NBC), starring Matt LeBlanc
1998:
Directed first TV movie, "Since You've Been Gone" (ABC); also acted in the film
2008:
Directed Stephen Belber's off-Broadway play "Fault Lines"
2008:
Made feature directorial debut with the British comedy "Run, Fat Boy, Run," starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton
1996:
First starring role in a feature film, "The Pallbearer"
1977:
Made acting debut as the fairy godmother in a Jewish version of "Cinderella"
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Moved back to L.A. after graduating college to pursue acting career
1994:
Portrayed palaeontologist Dr. Ross Geller on NBC's hit ensemble comedy "Friends"; earned an Emmy nomination in 1995; directed several episodes throughout the show's ten-year run
1995:
Signed non-exclusive multi-picture deal with Miramax to participate in three films with an option for fourth
1992:
Landed recurring role as an ambitious lawyer on the NBC legal drama "L.A. Law"
2005:
Made London stage debut portraying a low-down, dirty womanizer in Neil LaBute's dark comedy "Some Girls"
1996:
Made producing debut with the short "Shoot the Moon," written and directed by Tom Hodges
2008:
Once again lent his voice to Melman the Giraffe in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
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Raised in Los Angeles, CA
1992:
Feature acting debut, "Crossing the Bridge"
2001:
Played featured role as Captain Herbert Sobel in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"
1998:
Starred opposite Jason Lee and Mili Avital in the comedy "Kissing a Fool"; also executive produced
1993:
Cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama "NYPD Blue" playing an unsteady mugging victim
1988:
Co-founded the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago, IL
1997:
Co-starred with Chris Cooper in the HBO comedy "Breast Men"
1991:
First recurring role in a series, as Olivia d'Abo's hippie boyfriend on "The Wonder Years" (ABC)
2006:
Made his Broadway debut in a revival of Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" playing Lt. Barney Greenwald
1989:
TV-movie debut, "A Deadly Silence" (ABC)
2005:
Voiced the hypochondriac giraffe Melman in the animated feature "Madagascar"
2010:
Produced and directed the drama "Trust" about a young girl targeted by an online sexual predator
2009:
Returned to theater, playing George Gibbs in Thornton Wilder's three-act play "Our Town" at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago
1998:
Played supporting role opposite Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in romantic comedy "Six Days Seven Nights"
2012:
Reprised voice role of Melman the Giraffe in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills, California - 1984
Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois - 1988

Notes

"I think of Ross as sort of a geek in a man's body." --David Schwimmer describing his "Friends" character, quoted in Daily News, April 21, 1996.

"There's no reason in the world to do anything for money at this point in my career. I'd like to be able to look back in 20 years and be proud of my work." --Scwimmer in the New York Post, April 29, 1996.

"It's really important to me not to be known as Ross when I'm 60." --Schwimmer to Entertainment Weekly, April 26, 1996.

"[Offscreen we've been close as well.] One of the [reasons] is that the six of us actually liked each other. That's rare. . . . The second thing would be what happened to us the first year was jarring in terms of our place in the world. That sudden celebrity was so scary for all of us. Everyone handled it differently, but the only other people you could really talk to about it were the other five. We grabbed on to each other and clung for dear life."---Scwimmer on "Friends" People April 19, 2004

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Sarah Trimble. Law clerk. Together 1993-96.
companion:
Natalie Imbruglia. Singer. Together 1996-97.
companion:
Mili Avital. Actor. Met during the filming of "Kissing a Fool"; have had an on-again; off-again relationship; co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Uprising"; as of late fall 2001, reportedly no longer together.
companion:
Gina Lee. Former model, singer. Rumored to be dating as of March 2004; no longer together.
companion:
Carla Alapont. Nude internet model. Dating as of 2002; no longer together as of August 2003; back together for a few months, but officially ended relationship November 2003.
companion:
Tina Barrett. Singer. Rumored to be dating as of June 2004.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Arthur Schwimmer. Attorney. Appellate lawyer; married Schwimmer's mother in 1964.
mother:
Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer. Attorney. Handled divorces of Roseanne, Julianne Phillips and Elizabeth Taylor; born c. 1940; married Schwimmer's father in 1964.
sister:
Ellie Schwimmer. Born c. 1965.

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